|Fortress Study -- The fourteen drawings (Sheets #1 and 2)|
are a list of the defences erected in the Spanish Highlands
by the British army to either stop or delay the forces of
Napoleon during the Peninsular wars of the early 19th and
late 18th century. The artillery firing angles and ranges
intersected because most of these fortifications were so
constructed on hilltops within cannon rrange of each other.
|The "Washington" was the first river boat on the Mississppi River to be constructed|
by Henry Shreve. The idea of the boat was to put the steam engine and
other machinery on the Main deck and the cargo and passengers on the upper decks.
However, before Shreve could use the ship to his advantage, the boiler blew up
and destroyed the "Washington". Undaunted Mr. Shreve immediately
set to building another.